Health Services

Health Insurance

The CIA has incorporated a mandatory annual student health insurance plan through United Health Care beginning September 1, 2022.  The plan is offered to all domestic and international fulltime students.  Domestic students may waive out of the health insurance plan by providing proof of current, comparable health insurance coverage through a family or individual plan. International students are not eligible to opt out and must enroll in the plan offered by the CIA.  Cost of insurance for students starting in the Spring or Summer semester will be pro-rated accordingly.  For more details about coverage and enrollment,  please contact Haylor, Freyer, & Coon at (866) 535-0456 or email

Personal Health Resources

Students should check with their insurance provider for a list of physicians or care providers in the area where they will be attending the CIA who accept the insurance. Students who need medical insurance can go to the online Health Insurance Marketplace in their permanent state of residence to get coverage.

Student Health Services

For additional information, see the Student Handbook.

New York Campus

The CIA provides the services of a registered nurse for illness, injuries, vaccinations, and health education at the Hyde Park campus from 7 a.m. to 8:45 p.m. on weekdays when classes are in session. After hours, the Nurse Response Assistance line is available from 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. weekdays, and 24 hours on Saturdays, Sundays, days with no classes, and some holidays. A physician assistant is available twice weekly at a nominal fee. The cost of prescriptions, off-campus doctors, urgent care or emergency room visits, and hospitalization is the student's responsibility.

California Campus

The CIA at Greystone does not provide on-campus medical services. Care is provided through off-campus practitioners; referrals can be provided upon request. In emergency situations, students should contact the Office of Safety and Security. Injured students are reviewed by the Office of Safety and Security and then given first aid or referred to a local medical facility for treatment.

Texas Campus

The CIA, San Antonio does not provide on-campus medical services. Care is provided through off-campus practitioners. The director of education can assist with local referrals to primary care facilities, some of which are within walking distance of the college.